Chairperson of INEC, Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (AFP)
Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied reports that its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, would proceed on terminal leave on 1 March, reports The News.
The commission said Jega’s appointment was not guided by the civil service rule which requires an office holder to proceed on a 3-month mandatory notice of retirement leave.
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Kayode Idowu, spokesman for Jega, noted that his boss will serve until his tenure elapses on 30 June .
He also noted that the shift in the dates of the elections would allow INEC perfect its preparations for the polls, adding that there can never be 100% preparations for an election since things continue to change until the last day of the polls.
Read more at The News.
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